AMSol™ Colloidal Silica



How are industries using it?

  • Pulp and paper—A drainage aid that increases the amount of cationic starch, to enhance paper strength. Developing the coating for carbonless copy paper.
  • Textiles—Coats the fibers to increase friction and reduce fraying. Acts as an anti-soiling agent to prevent dirt particles from adhering to the fibers.
  • Wine and juice—A fining agent, used to remove insoluble matter and organic compounds, which clarifies and stabilizes
  • Electronics—An abrasive to shape, smooth, and polish silicon wafers, glass, and other substrate materials to make them ultra-flat and uniform in manufacturing for things like semiconductors
  • Cleaning detergent—Improves wetting of surfaces, like glass and mirrors, to prevent fogging
  • Adhesives—Improves heat resistance and strength, reduces drying time, and adjusts viscosity
  • Water treatment—Assists in flocculation, creating precipitates that can be more easily filtered out

Additional Applications

  • Batteries
  • Concrete and mortar
  • Cosmetics
  • Insulation coating
  • Pigment
  • Plastic
  • And more!

What are its benefits?

  • Flocculating and coagulating—Allows for clotting and flake-forming to filter out unwanted material
  • Coating and polishing—For anything from waxed floors to railway tracks, to increase friction and to promote traction

Custom manufacturing for exceptional results

Our customized colloidal silica manufacturing process produces a unique distribution pattern that ensures a low percentage of off-size particles and contaminants. The entire production occurs in our plant, which is specially designed for high quality colloidal silica development.

We will meet your requirements to deliver the formulation that is ideal to enhance your production needs.

Product %
SiO2
Mean
Particle
Size (nm)
pH
(typical)
Surface
Area
(m2/g)
Target
Density
(g/cc)
Applications Functions
AMSol™ 8 SM 8% 5 10.0 600 1.05 Beverage Clarification
Concrete & Mortar
Protective Coating
Water Treatment
Densifier for cement/concrete
AMSol™ 8 SMX 6% 3.5 10.0 857 1.04 Beverage Clarification
Non-stick Coating
Protective Coating
Water Treatment
Pulp & Paper
Adhesives
Retention aid for fines in paper
AMSol™ 15 15% 7 10.5 429 1.11 Cosmetics Adhesion and binding
Increased surface friction
AMSol™ 15 SM 15% 5 10.5 600 1.10 Beverage Clarification
Water Treatment
Pulp & Paper
Flocculant aid for waste water filtration
Retention aid for fines in paper
AMSol™ 20 SM 18% 7 10.0 429 1.14 Beverage Clarification
Water Treatment
Concrete & Mortar
Densifier for cement/concrete
AMSol™ 30 30% 12 10.2 250 1.19 Catalyst
Concrete & Mortar
Decorative Coating
Insulation Coating
Investment Casting
Paper, Inkjet, & Photo
Pigment
Refractory Materials
Textiles & Fabrics
Pulp & Paper
Binder for investment casting
Anti-soilant in textiles
Anti-block in films
AMSol™ 30 SM 30% 7 10.0 429 1.20 Batteries
Catalyst
Concrete & Mortar
Decorative Coating
Investment Casting
Leather
Paper, Inkjet, & Photo
Refractory Materials
Pulp & Paper
Scratch resistance for surface applications
and coatings
Paper fines retention
Cement densification
Anionic coagulant
AMSol™ 4012 40% 12 10.0 250 1.28 Adhesives
Catalyst
Concrete & Mortar
Investment Casting
Non-stick Coating
Protective Coating
Refractory Materials
Wood Coating
Binder for ceramic fiber shapes
Rigidizing agent for refractory and ceramic mats
Attrition resistance in catalysts
AMSol™ 4015 40% 15 10.0 200 1.28 Catalyst
Concrete & Mortar
Investment Casting
Refractory Materials
Attrition resistance in catalysts
Binder for ceramic fiber shapes
Rigidizing agent for refractory and
ceramic mats
AMSol™ 50 50% 20 9.0 150 1.38 Adhesives
Concrete & Mortar
Investment Casting
Polishing
Pigment
Plastic
Refractory Materials
Textiles & Fabrics
Pulp & Paper
Rigidizing agent for refractory and
ceramic materials
Anti-slip properties for paper
Density gradient for most applications
AMSol™ HT 50% 50 9.5 60 1.38 Cleaning Products
Concrete & Mortar
Leather
Paper, Inkjet, & Photo
Pigment
Plastic
Polishing
Electronics
Pulp & Paper
Polishing agent for electronics and
cleaning agents
Strength enhancing when used in plastics,
mortar, concrete

Coming soon—FG Colloidal Silica
Applied Material Solutions will be offering food-grade options signified by the on the chart above.

AMSol Products Available in Winterized Versions
Applied Material Solutions offers custom formulated "W" (winterized) versions of the AMSol products listed above. Winter grades will vary slightly from the specs above. This proprietary blend depresses the freeze point but will not prevent freezing or instability due to extremely low temperatures. Winterized products should still be protected from freezing as a precaution.

For additional information, or to challenge us to meet your specific formulation needs, please contact us today.